Android Pie-based One UI for Galaxy A7 (2018) with model number SM-A750FN is now available for download. The instructions in this post will help you install Samsung Galaxy A7 Android Pie update right now.
In the past few weeks, Samsung has really picked up a decent pace when it comes to software updates. After the flagship lineup, many of its mid-range smartphones including the Galaxy A8 Plus and Galaxy A9 have received Android Pie update with One UI. Even the Galaxy A6 and A7 made their way to the Pie beta program.
Surprisingly, the beta program didn’t take long and Samsung is now rolling out Galaxy A7 Android Pie update for the users in Russia. It is being pushed to the users over-the-air and comes with A750FNPUU1BSC4 software version. It seems like the update will be limited to a single market, just like it was done for the rest of the mid-range A series. To force-check for the OTA, you can go to the device Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
If you’re not in Russia, you might not be able to download the OTA yet. In that case, you can upgrade your phone manually. Since the Pie firmware is now available, you can use it to install Samsung Galaxy A7 Android Pie-based One UI update right now.
But before you get to the instructions, let us take a quick look at the changes and new features that this update brings to the device.
Android Pie-based One UI for Samsung Galaxy A7 – Changelog
The Galaxy A7 (2018) came with Android 8.0 Oreo and is now directly making the jump to Android Pie, which is huge in itself. The new Android version brings a lot of new features to the phone. This includes the new gesture-based navigation and features like Adaptive Battery and Brightness. The latter takes advantage of Machine Learning technology to provide a unique experience to every user based on their usage. App Actions is another small, yet very useful part of the UI. For the full list of Android Pie features, you can also visit the official website.
And now comes the part that should get you more excited. That’s Samsung’s new One UI software suite that completely revamps the phone’s software, giving it a fresh new feel and an overall better user experience.
The complete interface has been given a facelift, that not only looks pleasing to the eyes but also gets rid of the clutter. With the new focus blocks and colors, you can focus more on the tasks at hand. Samsung has also significantly improved one-handed usage, considering how long the modern day mobile displays are. Almost all major sections of the software including the stock apps, now have two sections. The upper half section is for viewing the content and information, while the lower half for interactions. So, you wouldn’t need to force your thumb all the way to the top of the display.
Another anticipated feature of One UI is the new system-wide Night Mode that aims at providing a more comfortable viewing experience in dark surroundings. Once the feature is activated, it automatically adjusts the display contrast and brightness so that users don’t feel eye strain.
The UI now offers new icons and colors, that we told you earlier about. This makes the complete OS fresher and somewhat in-line with Google’s new Material Design.
According to the release notes published by Samsung, the following is the complete changelog:
- Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
- Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach.
- New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.
- You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
- Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
- In an app’s notification settings, tap the switch once to turn on or off all the notifications in a category.
- New Unicode 11.0 emojis are available.
- New adaptive theme changes your keyboard look based on the colors of the surrounding app.
- Floating keyboard is available in all apps and has new size and transparency settings.
- You can set a custom touch and hold delay.
Device care (formerly Device maintenance)
- Performance modes are streamlined and integrated into power saving modes.
Always On Display
- New clock styles have been added, including the option to show a calendar with your schedule.
- Charging information has been added to let you know how much time is remaining until fully charged.
- You can show Always On Display whenever the screen is off, or you can set it to show for 30 seconds when you tap the screen.
- Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.
- Bixby is all new, with a range of improvements and new features.
- Swipe left from the main Bixby screen to explore the latest features and supported apps.
- You can control the Bixby key in settings to decide what happens when you press or double press.
- You can now sort your call history by incoming and outgoing calls.
- Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500 entries).
- The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.
- The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera’s color settings to fit the scene.
- Photo Editor Pro’s editing tools have been added to Gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.
- The new storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space.
- You can now show or hide items on the My Files Home screen.
- Your daily step count will be shown in the notification panel. To hide it, press and hold the notification, then turn off Current steps.
Other improvements and changes
- Turn on the screen automatically whenever you pick up your phone using the Lift to wake feature.
- Access Kids Home on the quick panel.
- Call stickers has been discontinued.
- HEIF images are now supported.
The only place where the update lacks is the security patch front. Android Pie-based One UI update for Galaxy A7 comes with the month-old February 2019 security patches.
- The process below will not wipe any data IF followed correctly. However, we still strongly recommend that you still take a complete backup of all your data on the phone including the internal storage.
- Charge your Samsung Galaxy A7 to a sufficient battery level to avoid any sudden shutdowns during the update process.
- Make sure that you install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
- Important: On your phone, go to the security settings and delete your current fingerprint data. This shall be done in order to prevent corruption of secure data/fingerprints after the update.
Download Galaxy A7 Android Pie (One UI) Firmware
Pie firmware is already available at SamMobile, SamFrew, etc. But if you face slow download speeds, then you can also download and use SamFirm tool to download Android Pie BSC4 firmware for your Galaxy A7. Once you run the tool, enter “SM-A750F” or “SM-A750FN” as the model and “SER” as the region.
Galaxy A7 (SM-A750F)
- A750FODM1BSC8 (ODM Multi-CSC): SamMobile | SamFrew
- A750FOJM1BSC7 (OJM Multi-CSC): SamMobile | SamFrew
Galaxy A7 (SM-A750FN)
- A750FNOXM1BSC4 (OXM Multi-CSC): SamMobile | SamFrew
- A750FNOVF1BSC4 (OVF Multi-CSC): SamMobile | SamFrew
To check your phone’s CSC, open the dialer app and enter *#1234#. If your phone’s CSC is any different, you will need to wait until the wider rollout starts. Once it does, we will be updating this post with the most recent links.
How to Install Samsung Galaxy A7 Android Pie Update?
You can easily install Android Pie on your Galaxy A7 by flashing the firmware using Odin. If you’re not sure how to do it, then follow the instructions listed below:
- Download Galaxy A7 Android Pie (One UI) firmware
- Extract the downloaded firmware file on the PC
- Power off your phone completely
- Hold the Volume Down, Volume Up and Power buttons together and connect the USB cable
- Once the Warning screen appears, press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode on your Galaxy A7
- Connect your phone to the PC using the USB cable
- Download the Odin 3.13.1 and extract it on the PC
- Double-click on ‘Odin3 3.13.1.exe’ file to run the Odin tool
- The ‘ID:COM’ port should light up ensuring that your phone is successfully detected by the tool
- Click on the ‘Options’ tab in the Odin window
- Make sure that ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ options are checked
- Now, click on the ‘BL’ button in Odin and select the firmware file starting with ‘BL_A750FNPUU1BSC4
- Do the same for ‘AP’, ‘CP’, and ‘CSC’ and select the corresponding firmware files.
- In the case of ‘CSC’, make sure to select the ‘HOME_CSC_OMC_SER_A750FNSER1BSC4’. The regular CSC will wipe the phone completely. On the other hand, the HOME_CSC will preserve the data after the update.
- Finally, click on the ‘Start’ button to install Samsung Galaxy A7 Android Pie Update
After the installation finishes, you shall see the ‘PASS!’ message in the Odin tool window and your phone should reboot into the updated OS. We would also strongly recommend you to do a factory reset after the update is installed, via the device settings or stock recovery. This shall help prevent any unusual behavior after updating.
Now that your phone has been updated, go ahead and explore new features on your phone Android Pie and Samsung’s One UI. So, you have just been able to install Samsung Galaxy A7 Android Pie-based One UI Update. If you have any questions regarding the process, feel free to drop a comment below.